Go Tell It!

July 7th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister, each one of us have endured trying times in our lives.  Every day has not been a bed of roses.  We have lost several loved ones along the way.  We have endured nights where we wet our pillows with tears.  We have experienced close friends walking out of our lives.  We have had people tell us we would never be able to recover from the blow life hit us with.  Some have overcome marital infidelities.  Some have bounced back from financial hardships and the deep hole of debt.  No matter what it was, we all have experienced something that caused us to drop to our knees.  With all of this in mind, this morning’s devotional is my challenge to you.

Beloved, it is time for us, as children of the Most High God, to open our mouths and tell of the Lord’s goodness.  It is time for us to, Go Tell It!  Tell what you might ask?  It is time for us to tell others how faithful the Lord has been to each one of us.  We have overcome, not because we were “so good” or “so holy,” but because the Lord brought us out.  Do you realize there are people around you who are currently experiencing what God brought you out of?  The Bible declares in Revelation 12:11 - And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.  Do you realize the more we testify about where the Lord brought us from, the more glory, honor and praise we give to the Lord?  Somebody needs to here from you.  Someone needs to know there is hope.  Someone needs to hear that God still hears and answers prayer.

My friend, Go Tell It!  Go tell everyone, everywhere what Lamentations 3:22 states:  It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  Prayer for Today: Father, wherever You send me, I will tell others about Your excellent power.  I will tell others about Your faithfulness toward mankind.  Here am I Lord, send me!  In the name of Jesus … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 28:19-20

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

When Times Appear Dark?

July 6th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever lost someone who was very dear to your heart?  Maybe this person was a spouse, future spouse, best friend, relative or someone you knew at church.  While we know death will take place, it is never easy to get use to it.  You never imagine your life without this person by your side.  This is the same person who believed in you when no one else did.  This is the same person who consistently encouraged you when you wanted to give up on yourself and life.  Have you ever found yourself mad at God because you felt He let you down?  You are mad because you feel God dealt you a bad hand.  The questions that often are accompanied by pain begin to leak out of your mouth: “Why me?”  “What did (s)he do to deserve this?” “Where were you when we needed you?”  You know it was not the Lord’s fault but pain causes you to blame someone.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Each of us endure trying times in life.  As a matter of fact, Job said it best in Job 14:1 - Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.  We never picture life causing us any challenges or tragedies.  We expect the “ever so often” arguments with family and friends.  Those we can handle, but we never imagine dark days.  My friend, what do you do When Times Appear Dark?  What do you do when getting out of the bed appears harder today than it did yesterday?  What do you do when crying is easier than ever before?  I rose up this morning, under the power of the Holy Spirit, to tell you that you shall LIVE!  I know it is hard, believe me I do, but there is still life to live.  There is still purpose to fulfill.  There is still lives to impact for the glory of God.  There is still sinners to save for the Kingdom of God.

My brother, my sister, what are you going through today?  Who have you lost in your life?  Does life appear over for you now?  I beg the difference.  You shall not die but live.  The pain is there, but God still has work for you to do.  Beloved, what do you do When Times Appear Dark?  You continue to trust and depend on God for strength to make it through each day.  The Bible declares in  2 Corinthians 12:9 - And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness … At your lowest point in life, God is at His strongest.  This is not to say that God has weak points.  No, no, it is to inform you that God is now able to carry you through the dark days of life.  He is able to hide you in the shadow of His wings.  This is not the time to live defeated, but the time to call on the name of the Lord.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me overcome the times when it appears dark in my life. Help me to trust totally in Your power and strength.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Ephesians 6:10

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

The Excuses Stop Here!

July 5th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever known someone who makes excuses about everything?  No matter what you ask them to do they always make up a reason not to do it.  Have you ever been surrounded by coworkers who want advancement but offer no service?  They always complain about the office but never offer solutions to the problems.  Have you ever been overlooked because of your outer appearance?  Since you did not fill the “description”, you were looked over.  Have you ever wanted to do something but talked yourself out of it?  You never saw it done before so fear causes you to change your mind.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

 

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, The Excuses Stop Here!  If you ever want to enjoy the blessings of God, you must learn to move beyond the excuses.  The Lord is aware of your mistakes, but He still desires to use you.  He knows your limitations, but He still desires to use you.  The Bible declares in Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.  When the Lord called you, He called you as you were.  The Excuses Stop Here!  The excuse that you are not ready to come must end today.  In spite of all you have done in your life, God has remained faithful toward you (Lamentations 3:23).  When you were in your sins, God remained in-love with you (Romans 5:8).  After all He has done for you, the least you could do is stop the excuses.  Stop creating reasons to avoid living for Him.  The Excuses Stop Here!

 

My brother, my sister, what reasons are you using to prevent yourself from serving the Lord?  What if God used the same excuse when it was time to answer your prayers?  The Excuses Stop Here!  The excuses you use prevent God from working mighty in your life.  Excuses place a wall between you and the Lord.  The Bible declares in Hebrews 12:1 - Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.  Beloved, the enemy desires for you to use excuses when it is time to praise and magnify the Lord.  The enemy will use anything to keep you from serving the Master … anything.  You must become determined to quench every excuse.  God deserves more.  The Excuses Stop Here!  Challenge for the Day: Make up in your mind that you will not allow anything nor anyone to stop you from living for the Lord. 

 

NO MORE EXCUSES!!!

 

Scripture Reading for the Day: Romans 8:38-39

 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Its Not How You Stand, But Who You Stand On!

July 4th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  So often in our lives, we face challenges that we were not prepared to face.  We experience unforeseen circumstances without any prior notification.  Our investments and planning appear wasteful.  You tried to do everything right, but the pressures of life still caused you heartache.  The person you thought would always be there, is now unavailable.  The places you loved to visit are now out of business.  The things you loved to do are now unsatisfying.  Yesterday’s excitements, have no affect on today’s sorrows.  With one phone call, everything appears out of order now.  Your dreams and desires seem unreachable.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Have you ever felt like there was more pain than health?  Have you have ever felt like there was more sorrow than joy?  Have you wondered how you were going to get back up from this one?  In times past, you would bounce back with no problem.  But this latest situation has taken more out of you than ever before.  What do you do when everyone seems determined to destroy you?  You have been standing (as best as you can.)  What do you do when the questions of life are raging in your mind?  My friend, Its Not How You Stand, But Who You Stand On!  Yes, you are known as a fighter.  Everyone can count on you.  However, there will come a time in each of our lives when our strength will not be enough (Job 14:1).  The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 12:9 - And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

My brother, my sister, there will come a time when all you will know how to do is stand still.  You will have tried everything.  You will have called on everyone.  You will have thought of everything.  To no avail!  Be not dismayed.  It is at our lowest points of life that God desires to show Himself the strongest.  Beloved, Its Not How You Stand, But Who You Stand On!  The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 12:10 - Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.  Until we have run out of natural options, we will never truly trust in an eternal God.  Until we have run into the wall, we will never truly turn to the Lord.  Until we deny our flesh, we will never truly worship the Lord in spirit and in truth.  Standing is what is required of us, but how you stand does not matter, who you stand on does.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me to always stand on You.  Your Word is true and it is dependable.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Isaiah 55:11

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Are You Ready For It?

July 3rd, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever felt like giving up on your calling in life?  For some reason you felt unqualified, unappreciated, unworthy and unnoticed (these are the reasons why God chose you.)  As you look back over your life, you realize the potential you have to ruin the assignment God has given to you.  Fear and worry have begun to consume your mind and control your behavior.  Have you ever had people question your calling?  They were not convinced that God really called you.  They tried everything possible to turn you away.  They interrogated you.  They investigated your past.  They zoned in our your mistakes and shortcomings.  Have you ever wondered why God chose you?  No one seems to want you around, but you know God has specifically called you for such a time as this.  Quitting appears easy, but you know God has charged you with an assignment that cannot be avoided.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  The Lord has instructed me to tell you something that will change your life and your mindset.  Are You Ready For It?  Beloved,

Man Did Not

Choose You,

God Did!

My brother, my sister, stop trying to please people.  Your calling is directly from the Lord.  The Bible declares in John 15:16 - Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, he may give it you.  Today, walk in the assurance that man cannot reverse what God has blessed.

Scripture Reading for Today: Numbers 23:20

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Let It Go!

June 30th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister, God has spoken a specific word into my spirit.  A word that each of us must take heed to.  Are you trying to change someone?  Are you trying to figure things out after you promised to give it to the Lord?  Are you trying to make ends meet without asking for the Lord’s help?  Are you trying to make people like, appreciate and accept you?  Are you compromising your walk with the Lord for the sake of a friendship?  Are you trying to put the pieces back together again?  Are you holding on to some thing or someone that the Lord told you to release?  If yes is your answer, this morning’s devotional is just for you.

Beloved, the Lord raised me up this morning to tell you ONE thing.

Let It Go!

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Peter 5:7, Hebrews 11:6

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Where Can I Find Help?

June 29th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever experienced sleepless nights where you walked the floor worrying about the uncertainties of tomorrow?  No matter how much you tried to encourage yourself, it seemed as if things were not getting better for you.  No matter how hard you tried to get yourself together, the spirit of doubt had consumed your thoughts.  Have you ever wondered how things would get better?  Your current surroundings appeared bleak and cloudy.  Nothing seemed clear.  Your future appeared in jeopardy.  Have you ever asked, “Why me?”  You know God knows what is best for you, but there were times when you felt overwhelmed by life and the troubles it brought (Job 14:1).  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, I have been there.  I have been in positions where I wondered how things could or would get better.  There have been many nights where I shed tears.  There have been times when I wondered does anyone understand me?  I know you can relate.  You wonder how much more must I take.  You wonder why everyone around you continues to receive blessings, while you stand in anticipation.  On the outside you are smiling, but within you are screaming (hollering) for refuge.  You begin to wonder, Where Can I Find Help?  Child of God, the help you need comes through Jesus Christ.  The Bible declares in Psalms 121:1-2 - I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.  The help you desire, can and only comes from above.

My brother, my sister, what are you dealing with this morning?  What have you been crying over?  What have you been worried about?  What situation do you spend all of your energy trying to fix?   Who are you trying to change?  Beloved, God is ready and willing to help you.  He knows what you stand in need of.  He knows what you need, when you need it.  Yes, it gets difficult at times.  Yes, there are days of stress and strain.  Yes, there are times when you wonder, Where Can I Find Help?  The Bible declares in Psalms 121:8 - The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.  Today, allow no job, no friend, no family member, no church member, no past mistakes, no financial setback or no false story about you to destroy you relationship with the Lord.  Your Helper is prepared to help you out.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me with _____ !  In the name of Jesus … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 121:7

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Something Just For You!

June 28th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister, do you realize God has angels watching over you each and every day?  Do you realize when you are sleeping, the angels of God are still working on your behalf?  Do you realize how special you are to the Lord?  Do you understand how important your welfare is to the Lord?  The Bible declares in Psalms 91:11 - For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  It is God who has assigned His angels to keep you in all your ways.  What are you dealing with today?  What situation or dilemma are you stuck in the middle of?  What trouble, heartache or pain are you currently experiencing in life?

The Lord has raised me up this morning to sow this important ingredient and this one important scripture into your life.  Something Just For You!  My friend,

Before You Noticed 

The Problem,

God Supplied

The Answer!

The Bible declares in Philippians 4:19 - But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Today, walk in total dependence of God.

Scripture Reading for Today: Ecclesiastes 7:8

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Release It To The Lord!

June 27th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever experienced a day that started out wonderful but ended very discouraging?  Things were going well until one bad meeting or one bad phone call took place.  Your smile turned upset down.  Your joy was temporarily stolen from you.  Have you ever wanted to tell everyone around you to get out of your face and your business?  Maybe you really do not mean it but the thought of it sure sounds great.  Have you ever wondered why you are always the person everyone attempts to misuse and abuse?  You would do anything for anyone, but in stead of people asking for your help they try so very hard to take advantage of you.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  I know how you feel.  I can relate.  How do you handle it when it happens?  What do you say when everyone and everything gets on your nerves?  How do you respond when you receive discouraging news or unexpected phone calls?  Do you instantly respond in anger and rage?  Do you walk away and begin to pray?  What do you do when you have really done all you can do?  Hmmmmmmm!! My friend, Release It To The Lord!  You have nothing else to do with the situation.  It is time for you to allow God to work on your behalf.  The Bible declares in Ephesians 3:20 - Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.  Until you release it to the Lord, you will find it difficult to cope with life each day.  The enemy will do all he can to keep you over-burdened and overwhelmed.  God stands ready to relieve you of the burden(s).

My brother, my sister, Release It To The Lord!  He can and He will work it out for you.  Trust me when I tell you God is more than able to fix what is broken, restore what has been lost and heal what has been wounded.  The Bible declares in Jude 1:24-25 - Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.   Beloved, the Lord loves you.  He really loves you.  What are you going through this morning?  What situation are you faced with this morning?  What dilemma do you find yourself in the middle of?  Does it seem like there is no way out of this one?  Right there, where you are, Release It To The Lord!  Prayer for Today: Father, help us release all of our day-to-day plans, pains and agendas to You.  Help us trust in Your abilities and Your Word.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Ephesians 6:10-14

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Does Your Life Belong to Him?

June 26th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever wondered how you overcame the many trials and traps in your life?  It seemed as if everywhere you went someone was out to destroy you.  No matter what you said or how you said it, this person was determined to flip your words around to mean something totally different.  Have you ever wondered how people could spend all of their energy despising you and your ministry?  Through love, you attempt to befriend this person but their animosity and jealousy toward you was a barrier.  Their inner conflicts caused them to turn their back to your friendly gesture.  Have you ever became so overwhelmed with life and the many challenges it presents until you desired to throw in the towel?  You grew tired of fighting and defending yourself.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  If you said, “yes” to any of the above asked questions, you are in good company.  I believe the called and anointed of God have experienced these times in their life.  Whether you believe it or not, to be anointed will cost you something.  It will come with challenges.  However, God never calls anyone unless He plans to use them for His glory.  Every road may not look straight, but God is still able to bring you across.  My friend, Does Your Life Belong to Him?  Have you totally surrendered your all unto the Lord?  Have you freely submitted your will to the Lord’s will?  The Bible declares 1 Peter 5:6 - Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:  No matter how impossible things appear right now, God fights the battles for His children.  You are victorious, but do you realize it?  Many people walk in “unrealized” victory.  Although it has been won for them, they have yet to take hold of it.

My brother, my sister, Does Your Life Belong to Him?  Think about it.  Have you given your all to the Lord?  Have you released everything in the hands of the Lord?  Everything including your family, your friends, your finances, etc.  Everything!!!  The Bible declares in Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.  Beloved, God is trustworthy.  He is faithful.  How many battles has the Lord lost?  How many patients has the Lord lost?  How many promises has the Lord broken?  How many traps has the Lord fallen into?  The answer to each of the questions is NONE!  Now, how many battles have you lost?  How many promises have you broken?  How many traps have you fallen into?  Does Your Life Belong to Him?  Prayer for Today: Father, help me to totally surrender everything to You today.  Help me realize You are all I need to survive.  Everything else comes as a result of my relationship with You.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 118:8

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee